Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: March 19, 2013, 11:29 am
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island


Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.


Easter Egg Hunt- Bring your bags and baskets to Lincoln Park, 11th Avenue and 38th Street, on Saturday, March 23. There will be many colorful eggs throughout the hunt areas, and some contain special prizes! There may even be a surprise visit from a very popular bunny. The hunt is free and will begin promptly at 9:30 am. Do not be late, as eggs are only available for a short time! Rain location will be the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center, 4303 24th Street.

Targeted Rehabilitation Loan Program - The City of Rock Island Planning and Redevelopment Division will accept preliminary applications for the Targeted Rehabilitation Loan Program beginning at 8:00 am on April 15, 2013 on a first come, first served basis. This program is available to qualified owner-occupied and/or investor-owned properties throughout the City to make specific property repairs. Forms may be picked up in the Planning Division offices on the second floor of City Hall from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Completed forms will not be accepted prior to April 15, 2013.

Candidates Forums - The NAACP of Rock Island County will host the following non-partisan Candidates' Forums:

ALDERMAN'S CANDIDATES' FORUM
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 630 9th Street, Rock Island. The following candidates have confirmed their participation: Ivory Clark, Terry Brooks, Katie Hotle, David McAdams, and Margie Mejia-Caraballo.

MAYORAL CANDIDATES' FORUM
Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 630 9th Street, Rock Island. All three mayoral candidates have confirmed their participation.

Rock Island Milan School Board Candidates Forum - The Rock Island County NAACP and the Community Caring Conference will co-host the Rock Island-Milan School Board Candidates' Forum on Thursday, April 4, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 630 9th Street, Rock Island.

Quad City Botanical Center Easter Egg Hunt - Celebrate Easter at the Quad City Botanical Center with a botanical egg hunt, Sunday, March 31. Doors will open at 12:00 pm. There will have two hunts for two age groups. Children ages 2-5 will hunt at 12:30 pm and children 6-10 at 1:00 pm. Children will be able find plastic eggs containing candy, toys or seeds! Children will be able to plant the seeds in take home containers. If your children are planning on participating please make sure you arrive early for the Easter egg hunts, they are over in flash. Planting and other fun family activities will go on until 2:00 pm. The Botanical Center will close at 4:00 pm. The Easter Egg Hunt is included in the price of admission: Adults $6.00, Seniors $5.00, Youth (6-15 yrs.) $4.00, Children (2-5 yrs.) $2.00, Children under 2 and Members of the Quad City Botanical Center are free.

















 



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  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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